Job Overview


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorney's Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorney's Office/United States Attorney's Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit

This position is also open under merit promotion procedures.  If you are interested in applying under merit promotion, please visit announcement PH-14-PG-1118743.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. 


As a Paralegal Specialist for the Civil Division in the United States Attorney's Office (USAO, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing a variety of legal files to prepare comprehensive summaries and reports; 
  • Assisting attorneys in pretrial preparations, such as compiling and organizing evidentiary exhibits and preparing visual aids;
  • Performing legal research on issues relevant to assigned cases; 
  • Assisting with witness preparation;
  • Providing a variety of administrative support services to the office attorneys;
  •  Reviewing and organizing complex factual material and other documentary data for investigations and trials;
  • Providing advice on the most efficient method for preparing legal documents;
  • Using tables and citation checking with efficiency;
  • Preparing a variety of substantive legal documents to include answers to complaints, interrogatory requests, demands to produce and other documents relevant to acquiring evidence or testimony, trial memoranda and trial subpoenas;
  • Developing and entering various case material into a computer database;
  • Preparing charts, graphs, and tables to illustrate results;
  • Preparing, developing, compiling , or maintaining jury instructions in preparing for trial;
  • Preparing exhibits for trial which typically involve a wide range of visual materials; and
  • Providing litigation case management and organize cases for court presentation.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days

Relocation Authorized

  • No